During the cold winter, there is no better program than watching ski competitions. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Skiers in 2019, such as Marcel Hirscher, who is considered the most successful active male skier alive.
1. Marcel Hirscher is Austria’s best skier alive
The Austrian ski racer made his World Cup debut in March 2007. One of the most remarkable results of the athlete is a gold medal achieved during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Apparently, this season is another stellar one for the racer. 67 career World Cup victories are convincing enough. Just recently, at the beginning of 2019, Hirscher made FIS Alpine World Cup history in Adelboden. After his ninth victory at Adelboden, Switzerland, managed to set a record of most wins by a skier at the same venue.
2. Aksel Lund Svindal has been the most successful on the World Cup circuit
The Norwegian athlete is the bearer of four Olympic medals, eight World Championship medals, two Overall World Cup titles. Incredible enough, Svindal completed 386 World Cup races and celebrated 36 victories.
Fans can expect a fabulous race from the athlete at the beginning of this year. World Cup alpine ski racer is planning to retire after this World Championship in Sweden. But until then, he is going to dazzle us.
3. Mikaela Pauline Shiffrin is the most dominant sportswoman
After winning a super-G, Shiffrin became the only alpine skier ever to win all six currently contested alpine skiing disciplines. These include slalom, giant slalom, downhill, super-G, combined, and the most recently added, parallel slalom. At the age of 23, she is the youngest skier ever to win 50 World Cup ski races, as Austria online gambling news state.
The athlete acknowledges that always pushing to be faster and stay at the top can be very difficult sometimes. The two-time Olympic gold medalist is currently training for the world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden.
4. Kjetil Jansrud is the master of speed events
Racing in all alpine disciplines apart from slalom, Jansrud is World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. Nothing can prove Jansrud’s merit better, than a total of 5 Olympic medals. Additionally, he is a 21-time World Cup Winner in Super-G, Downhill, Super-Combined and Giant Slalom.
Jansrud recently has become more of a speed specialist, having won eleven World Cup victories in the speed events. Even though he suffered an injury, the athlete returned and finished with a Silver Medal in the PyeongChang Olympic Downhill. Moreover, he even got a Bronze in the following Super-G.
5. Therese Johaug, Queen of Alpe Cermis
Therese is an example of dedication. The triple Olympic medalist was forced to have a long break from skiing. After 18 months of suspension, she has returned to skiing in April 2018, stronger than ever. After 988 days away, she had a spectacular comeback as if she’s never been away.
The Norwegian Cross-country skier has an outstanding record of 50 victories and 109 podiums in individual races in total. Johaug was the first female Norwegian to finish on the podium of the Tour de Ski competition. Now that she is back on the field, we can surely expect from her more to come.
If you are going to follow the upcoming events, make sure to place a bet on the Top 5 Skiers in 2019.